By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Nice piano you've got there. It'd be a shame if anything happened to it. The same principle may be claimed for your aquarium, your artwork, houseplants--even your basement home furnishings--particularly when it's time to move.
Most of your household goods and furniture are simple, or even exactly uncomplicated, to move. You box up most of it, and, with a screwdriver and a number of various tools, take apart pieces of furniture so it's easy to load. For the do-it-yourself types, this may be a fantastic project--until you get to the things which are a lot more of a difficulty--such as the piano along with the fish tank.
Moving the Immovable
Pianos are probably the hardest things to move. They can be large and cumbersome, still in that ungainly cabinet sit the terribly fragile mechanisms which virtually make the instrument. Have you ever wondered precisely why so many people decide to leave a piano at their old house, or even offer it basically free of cost to any home? This is because they are so difficult to move.
An upright or spinet might not be worth the energy to relocate, except if it happens to be sentimental. Baby grand sizes and bigger can be worth it but need specialized assistance for a successful trip.
Besides possible damage to the piano itself, there are additional possibilities to damage walls, staircases, and any person trying to move these beasts. A professional moving company could possibly move your piano and may more than likely advise a specialty piano mover to do the job. Piano movers can even move harps, organs, and other large instruments.
Art and Collectibles
Your contact at the moving company in Wichita Falls is going to ask concerning artwork and antiques, and strongly recommend they pack those items for you. There's lots of craft associated with packing fragile things for transport, and well worth the charge to make certain your mirrors, art, and other belongings arrive unharmed.
There has to be a mathematical principle disproving that merely because a piece of furniture got into your home, it may come back out. Think of it as "The Principle of the Pivot"--we all recall the "Friends" episode when they attempted to fit a sofa through a stairway. There are a handful of reasons why your giant furniture is hard to get out.
When it is custom made, such as an entertainment center or even a bar, it likely moved into the home in sections and was put together within the room. If you can get the carpenter who made the item to take it apart, this provides the most suitable choice. Otherwise, talk to your professional movers concerning disassembling the item and discuss any risk they think that they could possibly deal with.
Basement furnishings are normally difficult to move out. In case you have added a handrail, the passage is even more tight. Same thing for the stairs--if you have swapped out carpeting with hardwood, they will likely be slippery. Again, this is why a number of people just leave that furniture in the property.
That freezer you've stored away down there? It's likely the appliance store sent it--obviously empty--so you must clean it out before you even make an effort to move it. Or you could just leave that for the subsequent homeowners, as well. Some things really aren't worth the cost to relocate.
What? The Movers Are unable to Move My Houseplants?
No, they can't. Government policies forbid commercial transport of any living thing--so Goldie the Goldfish will have to ride with you, wedged between your ficus shrubs.
Depending on the timing and length of your move, the best thing to do with your aquarium could be to give it away. Nevertheless, for anyone who is intending to try to move the fish, be certain to carry out the following.
· Empty the fish tank of most water, leaving sufficient for the established bacteria colony to make it through the trip.
· Fill containers with the tank water and set the fish in these containers.
· Secure them as much as possible--place the containers in a bin that goes on the floor in the backseat.
· Construct the new tank without delay. Float the containers in the tank so that the fish become accustomed to the different temperature before you actually release them.
When your aquarium tank is investment-grade, your fish supplier might arrange for the transport of your equipment and fish.
If a long-distance move is on your radar, the best thing to do might be to give your house plants to your neighbors, but if you happen to be determined to move them, here is how.
· Repot to plastic containers several weeks prior to the move
· Move them in your car, or book a cargo van in the event the car's full
· Ensure they won't overheat while in transit
· Put the plastic pots in your new residence for a few weeks as they acclimate to the different place
· Seriously reassess giving them away
So, get to it--commence packing. Just remember that some things are best left to a professional mover in Wichita Falls--or left entirely.
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